A consultation launched by the Scottish government will see a major overhaul of legislation in the private rented sector. Housing minister Margaret Burgess (pictured) said plans to reform private sector tenancy laws will remove the fear of eviction and help tenants to assert their rights
Dr Joe Morrow, Lord Lyon King of Arms, formerly of Westwater Advocates and Sir Crispin Agnew QC, as Rothesay Herald took part in the ceremonial reading of the Royal Proclamation by the Lord Lyon this week, which dissolved the Westminster parliament. In a ceremony, which dates back to before the Unio
Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the UK Supreme Court (pictured), has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn. Ms Rowe led much of the work involved in the creation of the Supreme Court and the transfer of staff and judges from the Appellate Committee
Jenny Rowe CB, the chief executive of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, has announced she will retire from that job, and from the civil service, in the autumn. Ms Rowe led much of the work involved in the creation of the Supreme Court and the transfer of staff and judges from the Appellate Co
Two social workers who were found in contempt of court for failing to comply with a child contact order made by a sheriff have successfully appealed to have the decision quashed. Judges in the Inner House of the Court of Session ruled that the social workers’ conduct “did not amount to a lack of
A company director and convicted fraudster who sued a newspaper over an article which he claimed was defamatory has had his action dismissed by a judge in the Court of Session. William Roddie, the sole director of Spectrum Properties (Scotland) Limited, raised an action against Associated Newspapers
Lisa Maguire One of MacRobert's emerging talents has been recognised at the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards 2015.
Pubs, supermarkets and clubs wishing to sell alcohol will need to prove they can reduce their customers’ drinking under new proposals by MSPs. The plans would see local authorities forced to block bids by businesses for licenses where they are unable to prove they would attempt to reduce customers
The Scottish Court Service (SCS) has apologised to a mother who was told that breastfeeding was not an excuse to avoid jury duty. Aileen Robertson, 39, asked to be excused from service as her seven month-old baby was still breastfeeding.
The best legal talent in Scotland has been celebrated at the 12th annualScott + Co Scottish Legal Awards.
The Scottish Arbitration Centre (SAC) has agreed to provide administrative services to the new School Closures Review Panels (SCRP). School closure proposals from local authorities that have been called in under the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 were until today determined by the Scotti
Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS) has appointed Jill Reid (pictured), the former general counsel and company secretary of Dana Petroleum Limited, as a partner to lead its oil and gas team in Aberdeen. Ms Reid has worked her entire career in the oil and gas industry, the majority in Aberdeen, initi
The lord chief justice has questioned the use of a 13th century law used to pursue journalists through the courts as he quashed the conviction of a journalist who worked for now defunct newspaper the News of the World. The reporter, who cannot be named, was the first journalist to be convicted by a
School pupils have won through to the final of the Law Society of Scotland’s national debating tournament after pitting their wits against schools across the country. Just four of the original 128 teams that entered the Donald Dewar Memorial Debating Tournament will take part in the final of the c